August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Latest search efforts reveal nothing new

WESTERN MAINE — According to Maine Warden Service spokesperson Corporal John MacDonald, a small-scale search was conducted on and around the Appalachian Trail Aug. 22. More...

Kingfield to get security cameras

KINGFIELD — Selectmen met Aug. 19 to discuss a number of agenda items. The town has been researching security cameras for several months and has approved a package that includes eight cameras. More...

Arts & Entertainment

Heritage and history on tap - Free Access

Crossroads International Celtic Festival

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Crossroads International Celtic Festival will present an ”Acadian Showcase” at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage Thursday, Sept. More...

Sonic Paradigm plays Moose Alley

RANGELEY — Sonic Paradigm will perform at Moose Alley Friday, Aug. 30 from 9 p.m. More...

Joyce Dubay to exhibit at CV library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — There will be a new artist displaying at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center from Sept. 3 to Oct. 15. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Evelyn B. Brackett

1930-2013 — She was a very devoted wife and mother

FARMINGTON — Evelyn “Evie” Barker Brackett, 83, of Farmington, died Aug. 22, 2013 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.  More...

David Hugh Montgomery

1928-2013 — He was a skier at Sugarloaf from its earliest days

CAMDEN — David Hugh Montgomery passed away Dec. 8, 2012 at Quarry Hill in Camden.  More...

Sports & Outdoors

Allen named assistant coach at Colby

AVON — Darren Allen is not stranger to the world of soccer. He has spent most of his life playing it, coaching it or organizing soccer clubs and camps. He recently accepted a position to be the assistant soccer coach for Colby College.  More...

Tie for MTA girls alumni game, sort of

SALEM — The Mt Abram alumni game was the first game of the fall to be held under the lights at Potter’s Park. More...

Mud Run of Champions returns to Embden on Labor Day Weekend

EMBDEN — The 39th annual Mud Run of Champions returns to Hunnewell Valley on Route 16 between North Anson and Kingfield, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1; gates open at 6 a.m. More...

Western Mountain Activities - Free Access

WESTERN MOUNTAINS ACTIVITIES

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Community Things To Do

BINGO — Fri. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, Depot St., Phillips. All paper games BINGO — Sat. 6:30 pm, Legion Hall, School St., Kingfield. All paper games BOOK CLUB MEETING — 2nd, Thurs., 6:30 pm, New Portland Com. More...

Local Church Services

LOCAL AA MEETINGS & CHURCH SERVICES

AA MEETINGS Kingfield: Wed, 7:30 pm, Webster Hall Madrid: Fri, 7 pm, Old Schoolhouse, Reed Mills Rd. Mem Day-Labor Day. Rangeley: Sat, 7-8 pm, closed step mtg., Mem. Day-Labor Day. Cong. More...

Rangeley discusses roads, town manager

RANGELEY — Rick Dutton of Main-Land Development Consultants presented the Rangeley selectmen a preliminary report for revamping School and High streets Aug. 20. More...

Kingfield mil rate increases to 16.5

KINGFIELD — Selectmen voted Aug. 22 to increase the 2013–2014 tax rate by 2 mils. More...

Class of 2017!

Sixty-two freshman students will begin their high school career at Mt. Abram High School next week. RSU #58 students in kindergarten through ninth grade start school Wednesday, Aug. 28. More...

Op-Ed

Political Cartoon

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Industrializing Maine’s rural mountains

The plan to industrialize Maine’s rural mountains is very aggressive and stands to drastically alter our landscape for hundreds of miles. More...

Veterans’ Affairs & Benefits

Ask Legislators to stop defense sequestration cuts!   More...

Letters

Thank you Poland Spring

On behalf of the Town of Carrabassett Valley mountain bike race organizers, participants and spectators, we would like to publicly thank Poland Spring for its generous donation of bottled water for the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge.  More...

Seniors left high and dry

I really think that our government, Congress and Legislature, all who make rules and regulations concerning senior citizens, are leaving us high and dry.  More...

Community & Local News

Mobile Health Unit outreach September schedule

FARMINGTON — The Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County recently announced its September schedule for Mobile Health Unit outreach events.  More...

‘Run, Walk, or Roll a Mile in My Shoes’ set

FARMINGTON — LEAP’s first “Run, Walk, or Roll a Mile in My Shoes” cross-country benefit race and participation event Saturday, Oct. 12, and is for people of all abilities.  More...

Bake sale slated

LEXINGTON PLANTATION — A bake sale will being held Saturday, Aug. 31 at 8 a.m. at Tranten’s Family Market in Kingfield. This is sponsored by the Lexington/Highland Historical Society to benefit the building of the History House.   More...

News from our Schools

School start dates

RSU #58 School starts for RSU #58 students in grades K-9 Wednesday, Aug. 28. The first day for RSU #58 students in grades 10 through 12 is Thursday, Aug. 29.  More...

Stratton school bus schedule - Free Access

Flagstaff/RSU Eustis school news

STRATTON — The Stratton Elementary School recently released the bus pickup times for Coplin, Eustis and Stratton. 6:57 a.m. Kennebago Rd. Rt. 16, 6:59 Narrow Gauge Road. Head back to Stratton. More...

Valley to Stratton bus schedule

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley town officials recently released the Carrabassett Valley north to Stratton Elementary School Bus Schedule for 2013.  The Carrabassett Valley Bus (northbound) will depart from Tufulio’s Restau More...

Irregular Regulars

~ WHOZIT~

Find Whozit answer in the Classifieds. More...

Thought for the Week

Labor Day is Monday  Men are made stronger on realization that the helping hand they need is at the end of their own right arm.  —Sidney J. Phillips   More...

Tomato Explosion

What a year for tomatoes! I grow three More...